As it says all over the Trip Advisor blurb and elsewhere on the internet, Trip Advisor is the Number One Reviews site. The reasons for this are simple:-
Site layout and mobile application both have great UX (User eXperience)
Internal search is friendly
Incentives to write reviews for reviewers is excellent
Back in 2015 the web manager of Silly Billy’s (Robert A Williams) tried to list Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Tripadvisor and at the time this was not possible, this was Trip Advisor’s response:
Thank you for submitting this property to TripAdvisor.
We’re sorry, but we were unable to verify that the property meets our listing guidelines from the information provided.
You can review our listings guidelines here:
If you have additional information, please resubmit your listing request here:
The TripAdvisor Support Team
For reference, this was your request:
Address: Bridge Mill, St. George’s Square
Telephone number: +(44)1422 843304
Listing Request ID: XXXXX
However, since 2015 there have been some changes in Trip Advisor listing Criteria and following on from discovering that our lovely neighbours, Homely at Hebden, had managed to create their own Trip Advisor profile, see here, we again submitted a request to Trip Advisor to list our own Toy Shop. This time we were successful ! Here, you can find Silly Billy’s on Trip Advisor
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Trip Advisor Reviews As it says all over the Trip Advisor blurb and elsewhere on the internet, Trip Advisor is the Number One Reviews site. The reasons for this are simple:- Site layout and mobile application both have great UX (User eXperience) Internal search is...
Orchard Toys Orchard Toys are made in the UK and are one of the companies that we have stocked in Silly Billy's Toy Shop since our very inception, over 20 years ago. Orchard Toys have received some great reviews on mumsnet and elsewhere on the internet. They are a...
Building Up To Christmas 2016 The period leading up to Christmas is always very busy for us here at Silly Billy's and this year is our first Christmas in our new Retail Unit at Old Gate House, Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EN. Logistically in our new space we have...
What's New - What's On - Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend We have had a few deliveries this week at Silly Billy's Toy Shop including more Orchard Toys. Orchard Toys are consistently popular here at Silly Billy's and suitable for younger children. They are Toys that aid...
Orchard Toys are Popular at Silly Billy's Today we had our large order of Orchard Toys delivered and it was quite a struggle to fit it all onto the shelves. Orchard Toys are very popular at Silly Billy's and we have an Offer on that if you buy Two Orchard Toys then...
Must Have Toys 2015 Here at Silly Billy's we do not tend to go with the flow of what is happening in other parts of the Country but here are some of our Top Five products for this year, in no particular order: TY Beanie Boos, always a great seller, and still only...
Orchard Toys are made in the UK and are one of the companies that we have stocked in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop since our very inception, over 20 years ago. Orchard Toys have received some great reviews on mumsnet and elsewhere on the internet.
They are a stunning educational and fund product for the younger child and also approved by teachers for learning. Our Orchard range was becoming rather low so we have replenished it with the following exciting Orchard Toys Products:
Magic Maths **NEW**
Farmyard Heads and Tails **NEW**
Where’s My Cup Cake
Pigs in pants
Tell the Time Lotto
Catch and Count Game **NEW**
Farmyard Dominoes **NEW**
What Do I do
Animals Four in a box
Who’s on the Farm
Alphabet Match **NEW**
Colour Match **NEW**
Bug Bus Jigsaw
One Two Tree
Big Number Jigsaw
Where in the Wood
There are also some new Orchard Toys Mini Games at only £4.99 and we have:
Jungle Dominoes **NEW**
Llamas in Pyjamas **NEW**
Little Bug Bingo **NEW**
Spiders and Spouts **NEW**
Animal Match **NEW**
Animal Families **NEW**
Plus we have an exciting Special Offer on Orchard Toys where if you spend £15 or over on any Orchard Toys Products you will receive a FREE Orchard Toys Animal Snap Mini-Game (whilst stocks last)
Orchard Toys is a timeless brand which has been passed down through the generations, with many of our customers who were given Orchard Toys as children now passing them down to their children and grandchildren! We attribute this strong brand loyalty to our distinctive, colourful illustrations, educational benefits and high quality products, which help children learn and play around the world.
Orchard Toys are only one of the more unusual toys that we stock here at Silly Billy’s for a complete list click here
The period leading up to Christmas is always very busy for us here at Silly Billy’s and this year is our first Christmas in our new Retail Unit at Old Gate House, Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EN. Logistically in our new space we have less storage than we used to which means that we have to be quite prudent with Christmas orders and delivery schedules.
Since our last post we have increased the amount of Playmobil we have and we also have Playmobil 6624 Advent Calendars to compliment the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendars, and for the first time we have Playmobil 5497 Advent Calendars suitable for our very young shoppers.
Christmas in the Forest
Other Playmobil new in are the Playmobil Summer Fun Campers
Summer Camper 6671
Here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we believe we have the best range of Playmobil anywhere in the North of England, and this has been verified by customers in the past who have complimented us on our range. So if you are looking for any Playmobil then please give us a call as we can always look to get products in from Playmobil which we may not have in stock.
Hex Bugs are back
The Hex Bugs range is new to us here at Silly Billy’s and has been hugely popular, we were running low and have recently been re-stocked with Nano’s, Nano V2’s and track, everything you need for great Hex Bug Fun and Chaos, more on Hex Bugs here
We also were running low on Orchard Toys and now have been fully replenished, Orchard Toys are a great learning and play toy for the younger audience and we are really happy to stock this great British Manufactured product.
What’s New – What’s On – Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend
We have had a few deliveries this week at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop including more Orchard Toys. Orchard Toys are consistently popular here at Silly Billy’s and suitable for younger children. They are Toys that aid Learning and Development. There is a new Orchard Toys Promotion where if you spend over £15 you get a free Orchard Toys Animal Snap:
Also we have replenished our Stocks of Sylvanians and there are lots more Sylvanians to chose from, also Freya to great you when you visit Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
New In as well and a product we have been searching for is: Money Boxes:
We now have some very sturdy metal Money Boxes that you access with a can opener once they are full, hopefully you can wait that long! We hope they will be well received as often we have folk asking for money boxes and in the past we have had to say “sorry not got any”
As well as these exciting developments at Silly Billy’s there are also some fun events happening in Hebden Bridge this weekend 6th/7th August 2016 and next week.
Courtesy of www.hebdenbridge-vintageweekend.org.uk/
Rolls Royce at hebden bridge vintage weekend
We wrote about last years Vintage Car Rally in this post
The rally is always a very popular event with locals and people outside of Hebden and we are hoping for a very good turnout this year both in Vehicles and people attending the event.
Also next week we have the Happy Valley Pride festivities and events, celebrating all that is great and good with the Lesbian and Gay communities in and around Hebden Bridge. A list of events and activities can be seen from their website below: happyvalleypride.com
Today we had our large order of Orchard Toys delivered and it was quite a struggle to fit it all onto the shelves. Orchard Toys are very popular at Silly Billy‘s and we have an Offer on that if you buy Two Orchard Toys then you will get a FREE Orchard Toy’s Snap, just ask in the shop for more details. This offer is available whilst stocks of SNAP last.
These are the Orchard Toys that we received today:
5. Green Toys: The Green Toys range has been immensely popular. The toys are environmentally friendly, made of recycled materials, and incredibly robust, like the Tonka Toys of Old. That is a short-list and we have many many more toys available here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop including: